Indianapolis Colts

Andrew Luck looked solid in return for Colts

Yes, it’s been quite some time since the first pick in the 2012 NFL Draft took the field. But all appeared well for Andrew Luck in Seattle.

At times over the last year or so, there was so much speculation regarding the status of Indianapolis Colts’ quarterback Andrew Luck that it was difficult to believe who knew what? However, that’s all a moot point now as the very-talented signal-caller returned to game action on Thursday evening in the Pacific Northwest.

Never mind that the head-coaching debut for Frank Reich proved successful in a 19-17 victory for the Colts. The headline was that Luck started the game and played long enough to complete six of his nine throws for 64 yards. There were zero touchdown passes and zero turnovers. The 28-year-old performer was sacked once but looked very comfortable during his stint against the Seattle Seahawks.

Luck played the first two series of the game and led his team to a pair of field goals. He spread the ball around and to all positions, completing passes to running backs Marlon Mack and Robert Turbin, wide receivers T.Y. Hilton and Chester Rogers and tight end Jack Doyle. His longest pass play of the evening was a 17-yard catch and run by Mack on the game’s first play from scrimmage.

As time goes on, look for Luck to test that arm a little more. Of course, he missed the entire 2017 season due to shoulder surgery and there’s obviously a little rust that has to work itself out. But Thursday night in Seattle proved to be a good start for a player that the Indianapolis Colts desperately missed this past year.

The team doesn’t take the field again until Aug. 20 when Reich and company hosts the Baltimore Ravens. It will be intriguing to see the quarterback’s workload in that tilt.

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